WOW20 - Principles of Practice of Maggot Debridement Therapy

Webinar Topic: Wound Care

Speaker: Ronald Sherman, MD, MSc, DTM&H, Director at BioTherapeutics, Education & Research (BTER) Foundation

CE Credit(s): 1.0 (No CE for OT/OTA)

Length: 60 minutes

Price: 15

Webinar Description:
Attendees will learn about the history, current status, mechanisms of action, indications, and contraindications for maggot therapy. This will be followed by a detailed discussion about how to apply maggot dressings on all sorts of wounds.

About the Speaker:
Ronald Sherman earned degrees in Entomology and Medicine, before going on to study Tropical Medicine at the University of London. Long interested in maggot therapy, he initiated the first clinical trials of maggot therapy for wound healing during his fellowship in infectious diseases, 1989-1991. Dr. Sherman joined the faculty at UC Irvine to study maggot biochemistry, where he also continued to produce medicinal maggots for clinicians throughout the western hemisphere. As a founding member of the BTER Foundation, Dr. Sherman developed biotherapy educational programs for therapists, patients, and the community. Dr. Sherman continues to teach, do research, and produce medicinal maggots.

Webinar Learning Objectives:

Webinars must be attended in their entirety and the evaluation form must be completed.

The planners and presenter(s)/author(s) of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity.

Participant Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this offering, the participant will be able to:
  1. List at least 3 indications for using MDT.
  2. List 3 warnings or problems associated with MDT.
  3. Describe 3 ways that we control therapeutic myiasis (maggot therapy) to ensure safety & efficacy.
  4. Describe 3 beneficial effects of maggots on wounds.

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